Michael Fairbanks Focus at SEVEN Fund     Michael works with Andreas to create the overall strategic vision of SEVEN. His specific areas of focus at SEVEN include working with the leaders of governments and multilateral institutions on enterprise solutions to poverty; and creating SEVEN’s intellectual agenda for Morality and Ethics.    Michael Fairbanks is Senior Advisor to Rwandan President Paul Kagame for economic development since 2001. He frequently travels with the president and puts the president's vision into policy and strategic frameworks.  Michael was an early architect of the Opportunities for the Majority Initiative at the Inter American Development bank, and is now Chairman of their Advisory Group that includes influential academics and practitioners: Dambisa Moyo, Ashraf Ghani, Iqbal Quadir, Frances X. Frei, and Paul Romer.    He conceived and oversees the US ten million dollar Global Pioneers of Prosperity program. This program finds the best small entrepreneurs in the world’s poorest nations and awards them training grants.    Michael is the editor of a trilogy of essay books on enterprise solutions to poverty. The first, “In The River They Swim,” was published in May of 2009, and he is hard at work on the second one called, “The Morality of Profit: Essays from Around the World.”      Short Bio

Michael Fairbanks
Focus at SEVEN Fund

Michael works with Andreas to create the overall strategic vision of SEVEN. His specific areas of focus at SEVEN include working with the leaders of governments and multilateral institutions on enterprise solutions to poverty; and creating SEVEN’s intellectual agenda for Morality and Ethics.

Michael Fairbanks is Senior Advisor to Rwandan President Paul Kagame for economic development since 2001. He frequently travels with the president and puts the president's vision into policy and strategic frameworks.

Michael was an early architect of the Opportunities for the Majority Initiative at the Inter American Development bank, and is now Chairman of their Advisory Group that includes influential academics and practitioners: Dambisa Moyo, Ashraf Ghani, Iqbal Quadir, Frances X. Frei, and Paul Romer.

He conceived and oversees the US ten million dollar Global Pioneers of Prosperity program. This program finds the best small entrepreneurs in the world’s poorest nations and awards them training grants.

Michael is the editor of a trilogy of essay books on enterprise solutions to poverty. The first, “In The River They Swim,” was published in May of 2009, and he is hard at work on the second one called, “The Morality of Profit: Essays from Around the World.” 

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Norman F. Anderson President & CEO, CG/LA Infrastructure Inc.     As President & CEO, Norman F. Anderson focuses on infrastructure project creation, aimed at increasing competitiveness, sustained job creation and wealth in economies worldwide. Originally an infrastructure project developer, he has overseen the development and execution of CG/LA’s proprietary analytic models, including: The Global, North American and Latin American Infrastructure Capacity Rankings; The “Eight Criteria for Assessing a Country’s Infrastructure Capacity;” and CG/LA’s 2015 and 2030 global and regional infrastructure demand models. He oversees the Leadership Forum business as well.    Mr. Anderson believes that the twin areas of infrastructure investment, and investment in education, are co-equally fundamental for opportunity creation worldwide. At the same time, while the OECD projects that the world needs $60 trillion in infrastructure investment by 2030, CG/LA’s global demand model (1980-2030) projects that the world will invest only $24 trillion over that period, less than half of what is required. Much of CG/LA’s suite of products and services is focused on addressing that gap.

Norman F. Anderson
President & CEO, CG/LA Infrastructure Inc.

As President & CEO, Norman F. Anderson focuses on infrastructure project creation, aimed at increasing competitiveness, sustained job creation and wealth in economies worldwide. Originally an infrastructure project developer, he has overseen the development and execution of CG/LA’s proprietary analytic models, including: The Global, North American and Latin American Infrastructure Capacity Rankings; The “Eight Criteria for Assessing a Country’s Infrastructure Capacity;” and CG/LA’s 2015 and 2030 global and regional infrastructure demand models. He oversees the Leadership Forum business as well.

Mr. Anderson believes that the twin areas of infrastructure investment, and investment in education, are co-equally fundamental for opportunity creation worldwide. At the same time, while the OECD projects that the world needs $60 trillion in infrastructure investment by 2030, CG/LA’s global demand model (1980-2030) projects that the world will invest only $24 trillion over that period, less than half of what is required. Much of CG/LA’s suite of products and services is focused on addressing that gap.


Colin Angle  Co-founder, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of iRobot Corporation     iRobot Corporation is  maker of the Roomba vacuum cleaning robot and the PackBot military robot.  He also is in the movie 21, starring Jim Sturgess and Kate Bosworth.    In iRobot’s early days, Angle and his team designed the behavior-controlled rovers for NASA that led to the Sojourner exploring Mars in 1997.[3] Angle’s team won the NASA Group Achievement Award for its accomplishments, and his name is inscribed inside the case of Spirit, the Mars exploration rover on display at NASA.    Before co-founding iRobot in 1990, Angle was president of Artificial Creatures Inc. Earlier in his career, Angle worked at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,[4] where he first teamed with iRobot co-founders Helen Greiner and Rodney Brooks. Angle’s master thesis at MIT produced Genghis, a six-legged autonomous walking robot that has been displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Science Museum in Washington, D.C.    Angle has won numerous awards. He currently sits on the board of directors of Axon Labs, Inc. and is active on the Robotics and Intelligent Machines advisory board.   Short Bio

Colin Angle
Co-founder, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of iRobot Corporation

iRobot Corporation is maker of the Roomba vacuum cleaning robot and the PackBot military robot.

He also is in the movie 21, starring Jim Sturgess and Kate Bosworth.

In iRobot’s early days, Angle and his team designed the behavior-controlled rovers for NASA that led to the Sojourner exploring Mars in 1997.[3] Angle’s team won the NASA Group Achievement Award for its accomplishments, and his name is inscribed inside the case of Spirit, the Mars exploration rover on display at NASA.

Before co-founding iRobot in 1990, Angle was president of Artificial Creatures Inc. Earlier in his career, Angle worked at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,[4] where he first teamed with iRobot co-founders Helen Greiner and Rodney Brooks. Angle’s master thesis at MIT produced Genghis, a six-legged autonomous walking robot that has been displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Science Museum in Washington, D.C.

Angle has won numerous awards. He currently sits on the board of directors of Axon Labs, Inc. and is active on the Robotics and Intelligent Machines advisory board.

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Paul Ekcert  Reuters

Paul Ekcert 
Reuters


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